Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Archie Goodburn caps off World Junior Championships with bronze medal

A fantastic week of swimming in Budapest has seen Warrender Baths Swimmer Archie Goodburn arrive back in Edinburgh with a World Junior Championships bronze medal, as well as multiple personal best records.

The 18 year-old started the week in fantastic form with a personal best swim in the 100m breaststroke. Archie topped his heat and qualified third quickest overall for the semi-finals, were he touched home in 1:01.01, followed up by 1:01.03 in the semi-final.A solid swim in the final claimed joint 5th place after two days of 100m swimming.

The next event in Goodburn’s sights was the 50m breaststroke across the weekend. Another PB seen Archie quickest in to the semi-finals with a time of 27.83. An impressive semi-final seen a time of 27.91, which was second quickest overall. By the time Sunday evening came around, Archie had a World Junior’s medal round his neck. A fantastic performance in a tight final seen him tie his PB of 27.83 and claim a bronze medal.

Archie spoke of his delight at medalling and the significance of the trip, stating "Swimming at the FINA World Junior Champs was an invaluable experience. As usual British Swimming and the coaching staff did a fantastic job looking after us and making sure we could swam to our full potential. I couldn’t have asked for better or more supportive teammates and the Duna Arena was an incredible facility. All in all a fantastic trip and to come away with a medal and being top 3 junior in the world was just the icing on the cake."